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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

How to Run System File Checker in Windows 7

Description: Running System File Checker (SFC) to repair the protected system files in Windows 7.

There are a couple of ways to run the System File Checker (SFC) to verify or to fix the corrupt Protected System files on your system.

To Scan and repair the System Files:
  1. Open a command prompt window with Administrator rights.

    command prompt
  1. Type the command sfc /scannow and press enter. This process will take some time to complete.

    command sfc /scannow

    *Warning: You should be aware that sfc /scannow will change any modified System Files back to the original default state. System File Checker will replace incorrect corrupted, changed, or damaged versions of files with the correct ones.

To verify if the System Files are Corrupt:
  1. Open the Command prompt with Administrator rights.

    Open command prompt

  2. Type the command sfc /verifyonly and press enter.
  3. You should see a comment on the command window stating the files are ok or no file integrity violations were found.

    command window
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